Jay Leiderman is a criminal defense attorney in Ventura, California. He co-authored the first ever book on the legal defense of California medical marijuana crimes and has been called the “Hacktivist’s Advocate” for his work defending those accused of computer crimes. He has been recognized and won awards for going above and beyond to represent clients accused of all sorts of crimes. Jay frequently lectures around the state and nation on various criminal defense topics.
Monday, January 7, 2013
On the Defense of Criminals; An Essay by Jay Leiderman
On the Defense of Criminals
An Essay by Jay Leiderman
It is fashionable always to cast aspersion upon those that defend
persons accused of committing crimes.
The viler the accused crime, the more vigorous defense the accused
needs, yet, at the same time, the more vitriol the defense attorney will
face. I cannot speak for my brethren in
the legal community, I can only state that what follows is my own brand of
patriotism; I defend those charged with crimes because it is both my duty as a
lawyer and as an American. Each piece of resistance to the encroachment of overreaching governmental power is, in and of itself, a victory for freedom. To read more:
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